Stargate Archives

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Ivana Milicevic

The gorgeous Ivana Milicevic has turned up in the latest C&C Red Alert 3 computer game. I'm a fan of the franchise but apart from her delectable visage the games stinks, rather dig out some of the older versions, they look and play better.

Thursday, 27 November 2008


I got my copy of the movie from HMV today, alas they sent me the DVD version instead of the Blu-ray and from reading a few comments on the AVForums it's happened to others as well.
I can send it back freepost but no guarantee now of getting it before the holidays/

Sunday, 23 November 2008

PS3 etc

Well my new UK spec 80gig PS3 arrived yesterday and it's all up and running now. I have TVersity running on the PC which in conjunction with the console is acting as a media server, it's just such a more user friendly way to play PC based content on the Plasma.
The PS3 package I went for cost £289 (Amazon) and included a HDMI cable and Motorstorm:Pacific Rift so a decent price although knowing my luck the chancellor will reduce VAT in the budget.

Streaming media aside the standalone player for Blu-ray is also so much better to use and I've been able to get a good way into Chuck.

Bad news at least for me is the cancellation of Eli Stone and Pushing Daises, two of my favourite shows from last season but if truth be told they have both a lost a little on their second seasons.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Mini Reviews

It's mini review time for movies I've watched recently.

Well what a let down this was, great idea and at the beginning Will Smith nailed the indifferent and reckless superhero character down pat but really as the plot developed it was just meh, not interesting at all.
Well I loved the trailer but as you know sometimes the trailer shows all the good stuff and in this case the supporting story of the movie simply wasn't strong enough to carry the already seen action footage.
Well I'd heard good and bad about the story (not the CGI of course which was incredible) so wasn't sure what to expect. I have to say now that I simply loved it, as always Pixar gets the characters just right and I really felt for Wall-E and Eve and was quite happy with the soft cell environmental over tones.
The Happening
That sucked bigtime, very interesting idea but who have a toss, it was just bad.
Iron Man
Kick ass action superhero movie. A brilliant cast, spot on origin story and a main plot that actually was good enough to carry the second half of the movie.

For those that are interested Wall-E is currently being offered in HMV's 2 for £25 Blu-ray promotion, not a bad price for a brand new release.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Pay Rise

I've just found out the for my classification at work I'm getting a 4.3% pay rise assuming of course I'm still in work next year:)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Take my credit card away now....

I've no idea if it was a mistake or just one of those short term offers but I picked up Fantastic4 and Silver Surfer in a two movie Blu-ray package for £17.95, the item is still listed at that price on Zavvi.
So I've finally decided to replace my broken PS3 for another PS3 but this time a UK model, given the dollar/pound exchange rate I won't even bother importing movies anytime soon so a Region B player will be fine. I went for the PS3 again for it's speed, flexibilty and the media server aspect which I really enjoyed using.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

What to watch..

A few new Blu-rays arrived this week..
  • Chuck
  • Supernatural (s3)
  • Starship Troopers Trilogy (very cheap price)
Since I have Lost (s4) still sitting on the shelf I'm not sure when I'll get around to watching them. Then again the WTCC and Nascar seasons are near an end so that frees up a huge block of time and of course I have my accumulated holidays which I have to take before the years end.

Friday, 7 November 2008

PG Porn

"For people who like everything about porn...except the sex."

James Gunn's PG Porn is a comedy spoof which lampoons porn movies made in association with SpikeTV.
Only one episode yet but it stars Nathan Fillion and the gorgeous Aria Giovanni, not explicit so give it a go.

I've just watch the first two episodes of The Legend of the Seeker, loved it with only a few minor issues which will probably be addressed as the cast settles down.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Twilight Trailer in HD


I just got an email from The Financial Services Compensation Scheme in regards to my account with Icesave, a full refund is coming but since I don't have my main bank account (LloydsTSB) linked to the savings account I'll have to use a written application form. Annoying but I can't really complain with getting my savings back.